etherchannel AIX a.k.a teaming/bonding network



--GOAL--
had a project to tunning data transfer performa of production server. intinya adalah ngoprek aja :D

--bahan dan bahan--
membutuhkan minimal 2 ethernet card ( secara default sudah ada 4 ethernet card, no worry :p)
dlm config menggunakan I*M series with AIX sebagai operating system nya.
koneksikan 2 atau lebih dalam switch yang sama.

--1--
masuk konsole dan jalankan command berikut ;
# smitty etherchannel
dan menampilkan hasil sebagai berikut:
Etherchannel

Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.

  List All Etherchannels
  Add An Etherchannel
  Change / Show Characteristics of an Etherchannel
  Remove An Etherchannel


pilih add An Etherchannel :
                              Etherchannel

Move cursor to desired item and press Enter.

  List All Etherchannels
  Add An Etherchannel
  Change / Show Characteristics of an Etherchannel
  Delete An Etherchannel
   --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  |                        Available Network Adapters                        |
  |                                                                          |
  | Move cursor to desired item and press F7.                                |
  |     ONE OR MORE items can be selected.                                   |
  | Press Enter AFTER making all selections.                                 |
  |                                                                          |
  | > ent0                                                                   |
  | > ent1                                                                   |
  |   ent2                                                                   |
  |   ent3                                                                   |
  |   ent4                                                                   |
  |                                                                          |
  | F1=Help                 F2=Refresh              F3=Cancel                |
  | F7=Select               F8=Image                F10=Exit                 |
F1| Enter=Do                /=Find                  n=Find Next              |
F9 --------------------------------------------------------------------------

select dengan F7 dan enter :
 Add an Etherchannel

Type or select values in entry fields.
Press Enter AFTER making all desired changes.

                                                        [Entry Fields]
  Etherchannel Adapters                               ent0 ent1               +
  Enable ALTERNATE ETHERCHANNEL address               no                      +
  ALTERNATE ETHERCHANNEL address                     []                       +
  Mode                                                Round_Robin             +
  Enable GIGABIT ETHERNET JUMBO frames                no                      +
  Internet Address to Ping                           []
  Number of Retries                                  []                        #
  Retry Timeout (sec)                                []                        #


enter lagi untuk commit settingan
COMMAND STATUS

Command: OK            stdout: yes           stderr: no

Before command completion, additional instructions may appear below.

ent4 Available

--2--

etherchanel sudah siap pada ent4, tinggal setting ip saja...

--test&jajal--

#entstat -d ent4 | egrep "ETH|Device Type|Link State|Link Status|Media"
ETHERNET STATISTICS (ent4) :
Device Type: EtherChannel
ETHERNET STATISTICS (ent0) :
Device Type: Host Ethernet Adapter (l-hea)
Logical Port Link State: Up
Physical Port Link State: Up
Media Speed Selected: 1000 Mbps / 1 Gbps, Full Duplex
Media Speed Running: 1000 Mbps / 1 Gbps, Full Duplex
ETHERNET STATISTICS (ent1) :
Device Type: 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX PCI-Express Adapter (14104003)
Link Status : Up
Media Speed Selected: 1000 Mbps Full Duplex
Media Speed Running: 1000 Mbps Full Duplex

Note: 
- tested by me and running well till today
- i use mode round Robin to load balancing data transfer.
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